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GAINESVILLE — A dog born with a deadly disease that prevents the body from using stored sugar has survived 20 months and is still healthy after receiving gene therapy at the University of Florida — putting scientists a step closer to finding a cure for the disorder in children. Called...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — To grow and spread, tumors need new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. One growth factor that causes angiogenesis has been identified – vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF – and drugs to inhibit VEGF are already in use. But not all tumors respond to the...
A close relative of the microorganism that causes tuberculosis in humans has been found to form spores. This is a sensational finding because researchers have long been convinced that these kinds of bacteria–the mycobacteria–were incapable of forming spores. Leif Kirsebom’s research group at Uppsala University now has photographic proof, obtained...
New Brunswick, N.J. – “Taking out the trash” takes on a whole new meaning, as investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have discovered that a waste disposal protein is the key to cancer tumor suppression in a process known...
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common malignancy worldwide and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Type 2 diabetes mellitus has been associated with HCC. However, the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus and the underlying liver cirrhosis, and the effects of antidiabetic therapy on HCC risk have...
NEW YORK — Incorporating whole-genome sequencing into healthcare around Stockholm has enabled more than 1,000 people with a rare disease to receive a molecular diagnosis, a new study has found. The Karolinska University Hospital and the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) launched the Genomic Medicine Center Karolinska-Rare Disease (GMCK-RD), an...